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Wehrmacht Siege Game box, board, instructions, dice, and 29 tokens

Object | Accession Number: 2013.72.1 a-ai

Belagerungs-Spiel (Siege game) Sturmangriff (Assault) board game with original box, instructions, 2 dice, and 29 playing pieces produced in Nazi Germany in 1941. This version features different divisions of the Wehrmacht, the unified Armed Forces of Nazi Germany. The colorful game board has images of Army Panzers, Luftwaffe airplanes, including a Stuka dive bomber and a blimp, and paratroopers attacking and occupying a green, fertile landscape with rivers and plowed fields, with the game diagram of red and black connecting lines and intersecting dots. The siege or fortress game, a popular war game since the 18th century, features a small number of defenders who must protect the fortress from a large numbers of attackers. The defenders are allowed greater freedom of movement, while the attackers must stay on the red lines and can move only one way, forward.

Date
1941  (publication/distribution)
Geography
manufacture : Nuremberg (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Toys
Category
Games
Object Type
Board games (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diane Mujica
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:46
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